Abbas – masterful illusionist mesmerizes UN with Palestinian state mirage

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— As expected, the United Nations General Assembly  recently voted, 138 to 9 with 41 abstentions, to grant the Palestinians in Israel what has been termed “non-member status,” and also “observer status” in the UN. Nobody is quite sure exactly what the new status means in relation to legitimate Palestinian statehood…

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'Jesus and Mary have become weapons in hands of Israel-haters'

By YOSSI ALONI, ISRAEL TODAY— Anti-Israel activists in Ireland have printed and distributed Christmas greeting cards that claim if Mary, the mother of Jesus, was alive today, she would be unable to give birth to Jesus as documented in the New Testament because Israeli soldier would hold her up at the Bethlehem checkpoint as they…

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Haggling Over Hagel

By GARY BAUER — END-OF-DAY-REPORT— In recent days, conservative and pro-Israel groups have jumped into action on the growing rumors that President Obama plans to nominate former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense. Jewish leaders spoke up right away due to Hagel’s anti-Israel record and comments that border on anti-Semitism. Christians…

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Palestinians aim to isolate Israel with new steps

By ASSOCIATED PRESS— Weeks ahead of Israeli elections, Palestinian officials are already plotting a series of tough steps against Israel to be taken if, as polls predict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is re-elected and peace efforts remain stalled. Emboldened by their newly upgraded status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are talking of filing war…

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Democrats speak out against Hagel as Flournoy’s star rises

By JENNIFER RUBIN — WAPOST — Since the Anti-Defamation League this morning told Right Turn that potential defense secretary Chuck Hagel has made statements that “border on anti-Semitism,” Democratic lawmakers are speaking out and there is renewed interest in another contender, whose selection would also allay women’s groups complaining about the all-male lineup for second-term top…

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